Story - the Bridge Between Hearts and Minds

Do you want to

lead with courage,

listen with wisdom &

 speak with confidence?

Do you want to create meaningful connections at work or in community?

Let Story Wise Show You How


Kate Lawrence is a TEDx and keynote speaker, and conference workshop facilitator. 


Leadership programs & speaker retreats, for women change agents, rebels, leaders and sports advocates. 


Strategies and programs for building collaborative storytelling cultures.


Community storytelling nights, and community story gathering programs.

Free Lunchtime Webinar Series

Join storyteller, consultant and leadership facilitator, Kate Lawrence for a free 40 minute lunchtime webinar each month on a range of topics useful for those who want to tell stories, incorporate stories into presentations and who want to build group connection and listen for understanding through story activities. Each webinar will run for 40 minutes.  There will be time for questions towards the end.  Even if you can't make it, register and after the event you will receive a link and be able to access the video.

Free 45 minute Catalyst Call. Book Now

Story Wisdom


Story is the universal tool that enables humans to express, understand and connect. It has a role in the workplace as much as on the stage, it enables us to process and express emotion, something sorely missing from the modern organisations.  The Story Wise approach uses story as a tool in 3 key areas:

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  1. Self-Awareness: self discovery, inner reflection, personal history, emotional processing and intelligence
  2. Meaning Making: persuasion, messaging, making sense, re-storying, vision & values, metaphor, illustration.
  3. Trust: vulnerability, openness, authenticity, trust, connection, emotion.





Story crafting is a reflective process that enables us to make sense of our experiences and deepen our connection to who we are and what we stand for. Stories we've shaped can be shared for an amazing variety of purposes.



Story gathering provides insights into culture, emotions and attitudes, while simultaneously allowing people to speak and listen, which deepens connection, belonging and understanding – a culture changing experience. Story gathering also allows the creation of a shared story, for celebrating, preserving and healing group experiences.


Stories are often delicate and require safety, deep listening and honouring to draw them out and keep them strong.  Kate Lawrence is an experienced, warm and sensitive host and facilitator of story gathering and performance events, and she is excellent at teaching and mentoring others in this critical skill. 


Public speaking, including storytelling as performance, is another facet of ‘story’ and benefits enormously from the guidance and feedback of an experienced coach. Story Wise offers two amazing locations for intensive individual speech development retreats.


Story Wise Impact is the flagship Story Wise leadership program, developing inner and outer skills for women change agents, working with emotional intelligence, story, group process skills and public speaking to create confident, skilled and connected leaders.

Story Consulting

You want to use story, you want to create a shared sense of purpose and history, you want to create a rich and deeply human foundation for your work, your workers and your client base.  You've got some ideas, you know some of the stories, but are they enough? Are they really stories? How do you make them flow so that people are swept along, enchanted, engaged by them?  You bring in a story consultant, like Kate Lawrence , who knows story and will help you structure and embed story into the very DNA of your organisation, its culture and its work. 


Programs to develop women's sporting participation, and sporting leadership all benefit from story.  Participatory engagement processes, Kate Lawrence's history developing and coaching women's football competitions and teams, and her deep passion and commitment to women's sport are a powerful combination to bring to the task. 


Whatever your interest or purpose with story, the best way to find out if Kate Lawrence and Story Wise are what you are after, is to call Kate on 0402 080 445 and have a chat, book a Catalyst Call, or send an email to 

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Thank you for your feedback today Kate. It was very helpful and just what I needed to hear. Your acute listening skills allow you to access just what is needed to create a “sharp” story.
— Mary O'Meara

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